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Cleaning the Gutters is Fun for the Whole Family

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I’m officially now an expert on the taste of wet pine needles, old leaves, and brown clumps of glob. Thankfully, sometime later, we all had a yummy Thanksgiving dinner, my first since I’ve fallen off the bandwagon and now eat meat like the rest of you animals. The turkey (dark) meat was quite good, but nothing beats Momma Duke’s lumpless mashed potatoes. Her earlier mocking laughter as a shower of crap rained on my head is forgiven for it alone.

Woke up with a bang
And a bug on your face
It crawled in your mouth
And gave you a taste
Of the good life you left behind
But I think you’re gonna be fine

– “Somebody Loves You” by Eels

Written by Paul

November 27, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Xbox 360 Fund Started by a Great Future Father

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Actually, as of today’s real day of posting (12/15/08), I have a total of $32.00 saved now. Yes, trying to save money during the holiday season is just as easy as floating a hippopotamus down a river in a badly inflated tube. But what do you keep your loose change in? A real piggy bank?

Oh, and look. Today, y’all get a bonus MyLifeComic:


The funny thing is I don’t even like football. But by the power of the Lords of Kobol, my children will have beards.

Calm me with your lies, your simple tragedy
It’s all I wish to hear tonight
and you’re all I wish to be
And this is how we all fall

– “Glass to the Arson” by Anberlin

Written by Paul

November 15, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Awkwardness Arises, Kitty Cat Distracts

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Er, moving on…

I attempted to do a guest comic for Real Life Comics, but considering that I’m just a tiny minnow in a big ol’ pond my submission was consummately ignored–not even a reply or hey, thanks–and that its guest comic grace period is now over I’ll just post it here. Enjoy. Sometimes I try, sometimes I don’t. Either way, it’s the same uphill battle:


Cause it seems I get so hung up on
The history of what’s gone wrong
And the hope of a new day
Is sometimes hard to see

– “Up and Up” by Relient K

Written by Paul

November 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Kissing Goodbye Before the Entire World

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Despite the irony that my initials spell out PDA, I’ve never been one to really smooch in front of family…or more pertinently, in front of the smoochie’s family. I’m such a dorkasaur that I even asked Tara beforehand if it’d be okay to kiss her goodbye, and still, the nervousness came. Oh well. We smooched, the world didn’t burn us to the ground, and as I turned to leave her embrace I tripped over a pot cemented to the ground.

Goooooooooooooo me!

Conceptual paths wide open, I’m scared to death
Existential weight no longer holds you back
Conceptual paths wide open, I’m scared to death
I’m ready for the future, I’m ready for what happens next

– “Conceptual Paths” by Tom Gabel

Written by Paul

October 25, 2008 at 9:19 pm

No to the Beer, Yes to the Beard

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BEER: Drink me.
WIMP: Um, what’s your name?
BEER: Don’t matter. Drink me.
WIMP: Are you…an ale?
BEER: Maybe. No. Drink me. I taste like water. I’m mostly water.
WIMP: I dunno. You kinda burn my tongue.
BEER: Wow, you are a wimp. Drink me.
WIMP: I like Coronas in the summer. And Guinness is good, any time. Are you one of those?
BEER. Drink me.
WIMP: Is that all you say?
BEER: Don’t you wanna have fun?
WIMP: I do have fun. I draw a comic strip about my life and the little moments in it. Usually there’s no beer involved though. Some wine.
BEER: Drink me.
WIMP: Fine, fine.
BEER: Yay!
WIMP: ::dumps BEER down the drain::

Like the sun through the trees you came to love me
Like a leaf on the breeze you blew away

“Forever Autumn” by The Moody Blues

Written by Paul

October 12, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Tara’s Birthday, Now with Familial Drama

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That be sarcasm there in the final panel, for the slow and unknowing.

I’m not going to say any more of the situation except that whiffleball, wine, and cake helped slice the tension.

Written by Paul

August 30, 2008 at 9:23 pm

Calling Down to Momma Dukes

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She didn’t hear a single call. Sigh…

I know I’m a bit behind here at MyLifeComics, but I will catch up as best as I can over the next few days. These upcoming weeks will be doozies, and I just want to thank y’all for your patience and for checking back in here at the site now and again.

Also, here’s a bit of a plug: reader TK42one did a handful of comics the other week. Go forth and check them out!

Written by Paul

August 15, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Throwing Stuff Away

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So, let’s just get to the topic you really want to discuss with today’s comic: that Chimnea tealight holder. I believe it came from one of my mother’s students (she teaches monsters…I mean kindergarten kids) and that means when it comes to gift-time, she gets the short end of the stick. Sometimes she makes out okay. A WaWa gift card, perhaps. Most of the time she gets the unexplainable or a scented candle. Yet, this magnificently molded tealight holder, well…it really did make you pause and ponder your place in the universe. To the horror of my father (actually, he never knew), Momma Dukes was going to just throw it away, but I quickly snapped at the chance to have it.


Can’t say. Call me a packrat or call me compulsive. I wanted it, and then I put it on top of my fridge for a few months, watching it collect dust like everything else does in this closet I live in. Well, today I realized what I could do with it. THROW IT AWAY.

…Oh? That wasn’t what interested you the most? Was it the duck sauce? The cond–whoops, sorry folks, we’re outta time! Talk amongst yourselves.

Written by Paul

August 4, 2008 at 11:43 pm

#383 – Mysterious Beep

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True story.

So, for those that are interested, the first page of chapter one for Fortuitous Twist is now posted. I’m not going to be promoting the comic hardcore until I get a few more pages done. Then you’re going to have to staple my lips shut because I really do have a lot of faith in the thing and want to see it do well and get it out to readers because I’m sure it is much more accessible to readers than these journal comics could ever be. If you’re inclined to comment, just click on the latest comic and add your thoughts below.

Also, I’m much better now, thanks. Consider my batteries recharged…

Snapple Real Fact #27: A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world.
You tell me that it’s evolution,
Well, you know
We all want to change the world.

– “Revolution” by The Beatles

Written by Paul

July 15, 2008 at 12:00 am

#382 – Six Brands of Wine

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No words today. Not feeling well. Going to go and rest up. Maybe words later, but that’s a pretty big maybe…

Real Snapple Fact #3: Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes.

Across my floor I leave a shadow twenty-five feet long
The farther down, the less specific I become
And so with you, the country miles overcast our love
Oh mountain range, your hills are hard to overcome

– “The Summer Sends Its Love” by Sherwood

Written by Paul

July 14, 2008 at 8:32 am

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